Rereleased in conjunction with Victionary’s 20th anniversary, the 2021 boxset edition of ‘Handstyle Lettering’ comes with a beginner-friendly calligraphy pen-and-nib set by renowned British companies Manuscript and D. Leonardt & Co. which–coupled with the book’s expanded step-by-step guide–serves to help aspiring creatives kickstart their hand-lettering journey.
For some time in the distant past, hand-lettering used to be a highly-regarded skill to master and was ubiquitous via publications and public signages. Although society relies heavily on keyboards and screens for communication today, a growing number of creative practitioners have been busy reviving the seemingly-lost art in recent years, in a bid to return the sincerity and warmth of the human touch to our predominantly digital lives. Brimming with character, hand-lettering serves as the bridge between old-school calligraphy and modern typography to bring nuance back into an age of uniformity.
The 2021 rerelease of ‘Handstyle Lettering’ in conjunction with Victionary’s 20th anniversary is a delightful showcase of artwork from around the world that are anything but unvaried. Besides featuring interviews that offer insights into top artists’ minds and an expanded step-by-step guide/practice area for perfecting the craft, the book also comes with a special beginner-friendly calligraphy pen-and-nib set by renowned British companies Manuscript and D. Leonardt & Co. to kickstart your creative journey.